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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff, on Saturday August 17 at around 7pm.
A group of men assaulted a 15-year-old boy and stole the small amount of money that he was carrying.
He was treated at hospital for cuts, swellings and bruises.
The main suspect was described as being a white man aged in his 40s, about 6ft 1in tall and of large build. He had short blond or brown hair and wore a high visibility jacket.
Police have been making enquiries since the incident and are only now ooking for the public’s help.
If you were in the area around the time of the incident and saw what happened, or have relevant CCTV or mobile phone footage, please call Southend CID on 101 quoting reference 42/132362/19.
Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.